Feedback from our members

The benefits of joining the AMF are extensive – below is just some of the positive feedback we have received from our members!

Eddie Czestochowski

Managing Director, Cell Pack Solutions

“The AMF provides a valuable networking opportunity for organisations and encourages best practice sharing. I would highly recommend that other organisations in the area join the AMF as it offers a focused forum to engage with other manufacturing organisations in the community.”

Ralph Saelzer

Managing Director, Liebherr Sunderland Works Ltd

“The AMF always has relevant and interesting speakers at its monthly meetings, and I can get good links to other organisations. It’s a great opportunity for SME businesses to receive updates about the industry and receive advice about relevant topics and developments. It’s great networking.”

Peter Shiels

Quality Manager, Phoenix Steel

“I would recommend that other organisations join the AMF. The meetings provide a great opportunity to keep up to date with what is happening in the region and in the local business community. There are always interesting and relevant topics being discussed at the monthly meetings, which means you are always learning something new.”

Caroline Lofthouse

Business Development Manager, Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies

“The AMF is a gateway to North East England’s wider manufacturing community and an excellent platform to promote our business, products and services. We have benefited greatly from networking at monthly meetings, increased our knowledge of marketing and gained industry insight shared by our fellow manufacturers.”

Vicki Wilson

Managing Director, Safesol

“I really enjoy the AMF monthly meetings, they have provided my business with the chance to work and network with larger companies, and the AMF Marketing Club has interesting new ideas for all. We have been able to work with students, providing learning that has helped both the student and our team. Members are supportive and helpful, it is well worth the money and I’ll be renewing our membership next year!”

Chris Ainsley

Managing Director, ABS Precision Ltd

“I like the AMF for bringing together local businesses for idea sharing and support. The monthly meetings and forums have taught us that many businesses face similar challenges. We have been able to harness others’ experience to work through realistic, manageable solutions. I recommend AMF membership for networking with a broad range of businesses to benefit from a wealth of experience and knowledge.”

Dean Rowe

Group Commercial Director, SMH Products

“We have been a member of the AMF for more than five years because it offers us the chance to meet and work with local businesses who we otherwise may not have known. The AMF has helped us make valuable connections and expand our supply chain. The monthly meetings have been beneficial for our employees and they are managed professionally, covering topics that relate to a broad spectrum of business operations.”

Richard Newton

Commercial Director Logistics, Port of Tyne

“The Port of Tyne has been a member of the AMF for more than eight years. It’s a great network of companies that are genuinely interested in helping each other. The AMF is great at making introductions between companies where there may be mutual benefit in working together. The support shown between members and the close working relationships are just some of the reasons I’d highly recommend joining the AMF! For us, the AMF has been a great platform to showcase some of the developments of the Port of Tyne and how these will impact the region. In addition, the monthly meetings are very informative and a great way to learn more about the manufacturing sector in the North East of England – something the AMF has been great at promoting.”


Connecting manufacturers and providing support to drive collaboration.

The AMF provides an extensive range of benefits, insightful events, and exclusive opportunities to support our members in growing and developing their businesses.

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Our events provide expert insights, practical tips and advice on specialised areas

From our Monthly Meetings to our Focused Forums, each of our events sees guest speakers share their real-life experiences and first-hand knowledge of the things that effect your business. With networking and Q&As, our events allow you to connect with and learn from leading industry experts.

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4:00 pm

Other Event

AMF Social at 3 Sixty Piano Bar, Hadrian’s Tower, Newcastle


12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

AMF; April Monthly Meeting


9:30 am

Making Owt

Let’s Torque & Walk – South Shields


12:00 pm

Marketing Forum

AMF Marketing Club – Working Lunch


12:00 pm

Business Improvement Forum

AMF visit to Akzo Nobel, Ashington


12:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

AMF; May Monthly Meeting


9:00 am

Technology Forum

AMF Cyber Bites Breakfast event at ITC Services